"Open Our Eyes" by Harold Shank

  “Open Our Eyes” Harold Shank National Spokesperson for CCFSA An at-risk child plays a key role in Victor Hugo’s, Les Misérables, a story made popular in recent years by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Broadway musical. Fantine, a poverty-stricken factory worker, places her illegitimate child, Cosette, in the care of an evil inn owner, […]

"Orphans By Choice" by Harold Shank

  Orphans by Choice Harold Shank National Spokesperson for CCFSA The words used to describe at-risk children provide an insight into the cultures of different times. In an earlier generation, Americans often spoke of “orphans.” That word is used less often in contemporary society, but has been replaced by phrases such as “parentless children” or […]

"Back Then" by Harold Shank

“Back Then I Believed, But Now I Don’t” Harold Shank National Spokesperson for CCFSA In the March 1998 issue, Life magazine reported on their visits with 60 kids in six locations around the nation, asking them about God. They chose to talk to children on the edge: a camp for the artistically gifted; a camp […]

"Thanks Defenseless" by Harold Shank

    “Thanks Defenseless” Harold Shank National Spokesperson for CCFSA Paul Woodward ministers with Houston’s Impact Church of Christ. Under the headline “Defenseless,” he wrote about Nadine, whose mother kept her under a blanket in her crib until she died at age four. Then in quick succession, he talked about several other unfortunate children. He […]